I've worked with a lot of celebrities over the course of my career, but working with an icon like Cher is definitely one of the highlights — it's a milestone I've always looked forward to.
Her new movie Burlesque is coming out on Thanksgiving, so I had the honor of styling her hair for her December Vanity Fair cover. She's wonderful because even though she's bigger than life, she's very open and great to work with on-set. She makes you feel very creative. To check out celebrity hairstylist Oribe's tips for getting Cher's hair right, just keep reading.
Behind the scenes, Oribe set the hair first before the makeup team got to work, calling the experience a group effort. "Everything works together to make it a great shoot," Oribe explains. "From being in Paris and working at the [Hôtel de] Crillon to seeing the beautiful clothes — the look just comes together from this inspiration. On top of everything, Anne is a major movie star, and all of these aspects propel you to tell a great story with her," he says.
Get Oribe's tips on how you can get Anne's classic-meets-modern hairstyle with lots (and lots) of modern texture, just keep reading.
Start by curling the hair with a one- to one-and-a-half-inch barrel curling iron. Next, place the hair in pin curls, allowing them to set for around an hour. Brush out and finish with a spritz of shine-enhancing product, like Oribe Superfine Hairspray ($34).
Watch out for the scent ($49 to $58), which will include notes of Italian mandarin, water lily, and sandalwood, to launch next month at Macy's.
I recently took Scarlett Johansson from a long hairstyle to a shorter, more modern bob. We decided to take her shorter so she could go lighter for the summer. Her new look is a combination of Brigitte Bardot in the front and '90s Christy Turlington at the bottom.
To get this style, we actually cut Scarlett's hair two separate times. The first time was for a job, when Scarlett had to have a Bardot style. We took 5 to 6 inches off the front. The second cut was for Scarlett's summer look, and we wanted more volume but in a lighter style. We kept all the good qualities about the first cut, and we took length off the bottom to modernize the style.
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Find out how to get Penelope's Oscars hairstyle, along with more tips from Oribe, when you read more.
Hairstylist Oribe says it's all in the preparation. Before styling Penélope's hair for the Golden Globes, he used his Imperméable spray ($38) to protect against humidity. By using an anti-
humidity spray before using heat products such as rollers or a styling iron, you can avoid having limp locks. And if you're ever on a red carpet yourself, I suspect that holding your own umbrella like Penelope brings extra karma points, which might make El Niño \\ more forgiving.